The Africa Program assesses how the United States can best utilize the U.S. Africa Command in combination with civilian agencies to address security challenges in Africa

The CSIS Africa and International Security Programs have closely tracked the establishment and development of the U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) since 2007 by engaging in dialogue with U.S. policymakers, AFRICOM officials, and African leaders. The Africa Program is helping AFRICOM learn more about the nature of Africa’s security risks by conducting research into emerging sources of instability in 10 countries around the continent. The findings will be presented to AFRICOM headquarters in Germany in summer 2011.